Tuesday, June 04, 2013

26 June: Public Rally for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The London Guantánamo Campaign invites you
to join us at a

Wednesday 26 June, 6-8pm,
outside the National Gallery, north side of Trafalgar Square, London
26th June each year is the UN-designated International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The official theme this year is rehabilitation, of which justice is a part. As we have done every year, since 2010, we will hold a public rally in support of ALL victims of torture. Torture is banned absolutely in international law and in most countries around the world, yet its use is rampant and sanctioned in various ways by different countries, including the UK. The UN Committee Against Torture, which last month marked its 25th year, recently criticised the British government for its involvement in torture.
As part of our action this year, we have teamed up with protest T-shirt company All Riot to produce the following tasteful and highly stylish anti-torture T-shirts that you can wear to show your support for torture victims at all times:
We invite those joining the rally to wear one of these T-shirts (non-mandatory) and of course, you can buy them even if you are not attending. The purpose of the rally is to show solidarity with victims and remind those in power who sanction such practices that their actions are wrong.

For more details: e-mail london.gtmo@gmail.com or call Aisha on 07809 757 176

Our action last year features on the front cover of the official report of global actions: http://www.irct.org/media-and-resources/library/26-june-global-report.aspx

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